Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Franken Beats Frankenstein


If democracy were a pizza shop, it would truly be free. Because the political equivalent of getting your pizza in 30 minutes or less just ain't happening all the time.

After nearly eight months of waiting, the Minnesota State Supreme Court finally named Al Franken the winner over incumbent Norm Coleman. GOP Gov. Pawlenty is expected to do the right thing and immediately certify the election results as he'd promised.

Of course, all this could've been avoided if Coleman had just done the classy thing months ago and conceded. But no. Representing a party that puts itself and its supremacy and primacy above all else including America, Norm Coleman, a guy who was one tragic air crash away from permanent irrelevance, put himself above both. And, believe it or not, he still isn't done fighting, as Coleman is now threatening to get the federal courts involved.

After protesting that Franken didn't respect the will and voice of the people when he was ahead by several hundred votes, Coleman started singing a different tune when a recount showed that Franken had indeed gotten more votes. When Coleman challenged Franken's lead of 225 votes, he only shot himself in the foot and gave Franken an additional 87.

But a 312 vote split in a state in which 2.4 million votes were cast ought to teach us all a couple of lessons. First, it underscores the importance of voting and the dictum that every vote counts. Secondly, let us not forget Coleman's shameful and shameless behavior in keeping Minnesota from having a second senator to vote on some of the most momentous legislation in recent American history.

When Republicans tell you how how much their party loves America, remind them of Norm Coleman.

8 Comments:

At June 30, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Gee, wouldn't it be hilarious if this went all the way to the Supreme Court and they seated Coleman, anyway? Wouldn't that be hilarious? No, really. Wouldn't it be?

 
At June 30, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,

the Democrats in a close election demand recounts and more recounts, until they win.

 
At June 30, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Oh, you mean like Gore?

 
At June 30, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Anonymous Earl said...

JP - I can't get over how grokkin' hilarious that would be.

Anon - The funny thing is that MN Democrats didn't ask for a recount in this case, so shut the fuck up.

We now return you to your regularly recurring nightmare...

 
At June 30, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chill. I guess the Rethugs got tired of financing Normy's little vanity adventure. He conceded without further comment this afternoon. Guess he had run out of outrageous lies to spew. Good riddance. Go visit Michelle Bachmann in Crazytown.

 
At June 30, 2009 at 11:54 PM, Blogger Win Harrison said...

It probably doesn't matter anymore - they now have Max Baucus - but Norm Coleman was one of the health care gangstas' biggest supporters and financial recipient.

 
At July 1, 2009 at 4:59 AM, Anonymous Earl said...

Chillin' just fine.

I admit to being a bit sick of the screaming of that word in particular, however.

We have our state laws for a reason, in most cases.

 
At July 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Anonymous Ken in MN said...

@ Anon 3:48

The recount was automatic by statute. Get a clue...

I think 2.9 million votes were cast. No biggie...

Now pop some popcorn. Bill O'Reilly's head is about to explode as he says the words, "Today President Obama congratulated Senator Franken... KABOOM!"

 

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